October 2, 2016

Hungary: Migrant quotas

Choice Votes Percent No 3,362,224 98.36% Yes 56,163 1.64% Valid votes 3,418,387 93.83% Invalid or blank votes 224,668 6.17% Total votes 3,643,055 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 8,272,625 44.04% Question: Do you want the European Union to be able to mandate the obligatory resettlement of non-Hungarian citizens into Hungary even without the approval of the National Assembly? Question (Hungarian): Akarja-e, hogy az Európai Unió az Országgyűlés hozzájárulása nélkül is előírhassa nem magyar állampolgárok Magyarországra történő kötelező betelepítését?
June 26, 2016

United Kingdom: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent Leave the European Union 17,410,742 51.89% Remain a member of the European Union 16,141,241 48.11% Valid votes 33,551,983 99.92% Invalid or blank votes 25,359 0.08% Total votes 33,577,342 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 46,500,001 72.21% Voting age population and turnout 51,356,768 65.38% Question: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?
April 6, 2016

Netherlands: EU–Ukraine Association Agreement

Choice Votes Percent Against 2,509,395 61.00% For 1,571,874 38.21% Blank votes 32,344 0.79% Valid votes 4,113,613 99.08% Invalid votes 38,000 0.92% Total votes 4,151,613 100.00% Eligible to vote and turnout 12,862,658 32.28% Question: Are you for or against the Approval Act of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine? Question (Dutch): Bent u voor of tegen de wet tot goedkeuring van de Associatieovereenkomst tussen de Europese Unie en Oekraïne? Source: Number eligible to vote: https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/netherlands/moving/voting.
December 3, 2015

Denmark: Approval of opt-out from EU justice

Choice Votes Percent No 1,558,437 53.11% Yes 1,375,862 46.89% Valid votes 2,934,299 98.13% Invalid or blank votes 55,962 1.87% Total votes 2,303,783 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,153,041 72% Proposal: There is a vote on the proposal for a law on the conversion of the legal reservation to an option scheme adopted by the Folketing. Proposal (Danish): Der stemmes om det forslag til lov om omdannelse af retsforbeholdet til en tilvalgsordning, der er vedtaget af Folketinget. Source: Question (Danish): https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=174611&exp=1#iddb260bba-0773-4925-94eb-1007df123bc1. Note: This wording appeared on the actual ballot paper.
January 1, 2015

Greece: Eurozone bailout

Choice Votes Percent Not Approved/No 3,558,450 61.31% Approved/Yes 2,245,537 38.69% Valid votes 5,803,987 94.20% Invalid or blank votes 357,153 5.80% Total votes 6,161,140 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 9,858,508 62.50% Question: Should the agreement plan submitted by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund to the Eurogroup of 25 June 2015, and comprised of two parts which make up their joint proposal, be accepted? The first document is titled “Reforms For The Completion Of The Current Program And Beyond” and the second “Preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis.” Question (Greek): Πρέπει να γίνει αποδεκτό το σχέδιο συμφωνίας, το οποίο κατέθεσαν η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή, η Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα και το Διεθνές Νομισματικό Ταμείο στο Eurogroup της 25.06.2015 και αποτελείται από δύο μέρη, τα οποία συγκροτούν την ενιαία πρότασή τους; Το πρώτο έγγραφο τιτλοφορείται «Reforms for the completion of the Current Program and Beyond» («Μεταρρυθμίσεις για την ολοκλήρωση του τρέχοντος προγράμματος και πέραν αυτού») και το δεύτερο «Preliminary Debt sustainability analysis» («Προκαταρκτική ανάλυση βιωσιμότητας χρέους»). Όσοι από τους πολίτες της χώρας απορρίπτουν την πρόταση των τριών θεσμών ψηφίζουν: ΔΕΝ ΕΓΚΡΙΝΕΤΑΙ/ΟΧΙ. Όσοι από τους πολίτες της χώρας συμφωνούν με την πρόταση των τριών θεσμών ψηφίζουν: ΕΓΚΡΙΝΕΤΑΙ/ΝΑΙ.
April 25, 2014

Denmark: Unified Patent Court membership

Choice Votes Percent Yes 1,386,881 62.47% No 833,023 37.53% Valid votes 2,219,904 96.36% Invalid or blank votes 83,879 3.64% Total votes 2,303,783 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,124,696 55.85% Proposal: There is a vote on the proposal for a law on a common patent court, etc., adopted by the Folketing. Proposal (Danish): Der stemmes om det forslag til lov om en faelles patentdomstol m.v., der er vedtaget af Folktinget. Source: Proposal (Danish): correspondence (email) with EU-Oplysningen, Folketinget, Copenhagen. Note: This wording appeared on the actual ballot paper.
February 9, 2014

Switzerland: Reduction in freedom of movement for workers

Choice Votes Percent For 1,463,854 50.3% Against 1,444,552 49.7% Invalid or blank votes 39,750 – Total votes 2,948,156 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 5,211,426 56.57% Question: Do you want to accept the popular initiative ‘Against Mass Immigration’? Question (German): Wollen Sie die Volksinitiative «Gegen Masseneinwanderung» annehmen? Question (French): Acceptez-vous l’initiative populaire «Contre l’immigration de masse»? Question (Italian): Volete accettare l’iniziativa popolare «Contro l’immigrazione di massa»? Source: Question (German): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/de/home/dokumentation/abstimmungsbuechlein.html; question (French): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/fr/home/documentation/compilation-explications-Conseil%20fédéral-depuis-1978.html; question (Italian): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/it/home/documentazione/raccolta-delle-spiegazioni-del-consiglio-federale-dal-1978.html. Note: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Articles 121 and 197 of the Federal Constitution.
May 31, 2012

Ireland: Approval of European Fiscal Compact (Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 955,091 60.37% No 626,907 39.63% Valid votes 1,581,998 99.55% Invalid or blank votes 7,206 0.45% Total votes 1,589,204 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,144,828 50.53% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
January 22, 2012

Croatia: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent Yes 1,299,008 66.67% No 649,490 33.33% Valid votes 1,948,498 98.40% Invalid or blank votes 11,733 0.60% Total votes 1,960,231 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,504,765 43.51% Question: Are you in favour of the Republic of Croatia’s European Union membership?   Question (Croatian): Jeste li za članstvo Republike Hrvatske u Europskoj uniji?   Source: Question (English): https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=epern-ref-no18.pdf&site=266.
October 2, 2009

Ireland: Approval of Lisbon Treaty (repeat) (Twenty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 1,214,268 67.13% No 594,606 32.87% Valid votes 1,808,874 99.60% Invalid or blank votes 7,224 0.40% Total votes 1,816,098 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,078,132 49.47% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
May 17, 2009

Switzerland: Biometric Passports (as per Schengen)

Choice Votes Percent For 953,173 50.15% Against 947,493 49.85% Invalid or blank votes 42,191 – Total votes 1,942,857 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 5,010,873 38.77% Question: Do you want to adopt the Federal Decree of 13 June 2008 on the approval and implementation of the exchange of information between Switzerland and the European Community regarding the adoption of Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004 on biometric passports and travel documents (further development of the Schengen acquis)? Question (German): Wollen Sie den Bundesbeschluss vom 13. Juni 2008 über die Genehmigung und Umsetzung des Notenaustauschs zwischen der Schweiz und der Europäischen Gemeinschaft betreffend die Übernahme der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 2252/2004 über biometrische Pässe und Reisedokumente (Weiterentwicklung des Schengen-Besitzstands) annehmen? Question (French): Acceptez-vous l’arrêté fédéral du 13 juin 2008 portant approbation et mise en œuvre de l’échange de notes entre la Suisse et l’Union européenne concernant le Règlement (CE) 2252/2004 relatif aux passeports biométriques et aux documents de voyage (développement de l’acquis de Schengen)? Question (Italian): Volete accettare il decreto federale del 13 giugno 2008 che approva e traspone nel diritto svizzero lo scambio di note tra la Svizzera e la Comunità europea concernente il recepimento del regolamento (CE) n. 2252/2004 sui passaporti e i documenti di viaggio biometrici (Sviluppo dell’acquis di Schengen)? Source: Question (German): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/de/home/dokumentation/abstimmungsbuechlein.html; question (French): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/fr/home/documentation/compilation-explications-Conseil%20fédéral-depuis-1978.html; question (Italian): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/it/home/documentazione/raccolta-delle-spiegazioni-del-consiglio-federale-dal-1978.html.
February 8, 2009

Switzerland: Approval of freedom of movement for workers including Bulgaria and Romania

Choice Votes Percent For 1,517,132 59.61% Against 1,027,899 40.39% Invalid or blank votes 27,009 – Total votes 2,572,040 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,999,618 51.44% Question: Free movement of persons Switzerland-EU: continuation of the agreement and extension to Bulgaria and Romania Do you want to adopt the Federal Decree of 13 June 2008 approving the continuation of the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the European Community and its Member States, and the approval and implementation of the Protocol on the extension of the Agreement on Free Movement of Persons to Bulgaria and Romania? Question (German): Personenfreizügigkeit Schweiz-EU: Weiterführung des Abkommens und Ausdehnung auf Bulgarien und Rumänien Wollen Sie den Bundesbeschluss vom 13. Juni 2008 über die Genehmigung der Weiterführung des Freizügigkeitsabkommens zwischen der Schweiz und der Europäischen Gemeinschaft und ihren Mitgliedstaaten sowie über die Genehmigung und die Umsetzung des Protokolls über die Ausdehnung des Freizügigkeitsabkommens auf Bulgarien und Rumänien annehmen? Question (French): Libre circulation des personnes Suisse-UE: reconduction de l’accord et extension à la Bulgarie et à la Roumanie Acceptez-vous l’arrêté fédéral du 13 juin 2008 portant approbation de la reconduction de l’accord entre la Suisse et la Communauté européenne et ses Etats membres sur la libre circulation des personnes, ainsi qu’approbation et mise en œuvre du protocole visant à étendre l’accord sur la libre circulation à la Bulgarie et à la Roumanie? Question (Italian): Libera circolazione delle persone Svizzera–UE: rinnovo dell’Accordo ed estensione alla Bulgaria e alla Romania Volete accettare il decreto federale del 13 giugno 2008 che approva il rinnovo dell’Accordo tra la Svizzera e la Comunità europea ed i suoi Stati membri sulla libera circolazione delle persone e approva e traspone nel diritto svizzero il Protocollo relativo all’estensione alla Bulgaria e alla Romania dell’Accordo sulla libera circolazione delle persone? Source: Question (German): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/de/home/dokumentation/abstimmungsbuechlein.html; question (French): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/fr/home/documentation/compilation-explications-Conseil%20fédéral-depuis-1978.html; question (Italian): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/it/home/documentazione/raccolta-delle-spiegazioni-del-consiglio-federale-dal-1978.html.
June 12, 2008

Ireland: Approval of Lisbon Treaty (Twenty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent No 862,415 53.40% Yes 752,451 46.60% Valid votes 1,614,866 99.62% Invalid or blank votes 6,171 0.38% Total votes 1,621,037 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,051,278 53.13% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
November 26, 2006

Switzerland: Cohesion Contribution for Ten New Member States

Choice Votes Percent For 1,158,494 53.4% Against 1,010,190 46.6% Invalid or blank votes 36,585 – Total votes 2,205,269 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,902,446 45.0% Question: Do you want to adopt the Federal Act of 24 March 2006 on cooperation with the states of Eastern Europe? Question (German): Wollen Sie das Bundesgesetz vom 24. März 2006 über die Zusammenarbeit mit den Staaten Osteuropas annehmen? Question (French): Acceptez-vous la loi fédérale du 24 mars 2006 sur la coopération avec les Etats d’Europe de l’Est? Question (Italian): Volete accettare la legge federale del 24 marzo 2006 sulla cooperazione con gli Stati dell’Europa dell’Est? Source: Question (German): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/de/home/dokumentation/volksabstimmungen/volksabstimmung-20061126.html; question (French): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/fr/home/documentation/votations/votation-populaire-du-26-novembre-2006.html; question (Italian): question (Italian): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/it/home/documentazione/raccolta-delle-spiegazioni-del-consiglio-federale-dal-1978.html.
September 25, 2005

Switzerland: Freedom of Movement for Workers Including New States

Choice Votes Percent For 1,458,686 56.0% Against 1,147,140 44.0% Invalid votes 16,535 – Blank votes 18,569 – Total votes 2,640,930 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,852,272 54.4% Question: Do you want to adopt the Federal Decree on the extension of the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons to the new EU Member States and on the revision of the accompanying measures? Question (German): Wollen Sie den Bundesbeschluss über die Ausdehnung des Personenfreizügigkeitsabkommens auf die neuen EU-Staaten und über die Revision der flankierenden Massnahmen annehmen? Question (French): Acceptez-vous l’arrêté fédéral relatif à l’extension de l’accord sur la libre circulation des personnes aux nouveaux membres Etats de l’UE et à la révision des mesures d’accompagnement? Question (Italian): Volete accettare il decreto federale relativo all’estensione dell’Accordo sulla libera circolazione delle persone ai nuovi Stati dell’UE, inclusa la revisione delle misure collaterali? Source: Question (German): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/de/home/dokumentation/abstimmungsbuechlein.html; question (French): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/fr/home/documentation/compilation-explications-Conseil%20fédéral-depuis-1978.html; question (Italian): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/it/home/documentazione/raccolta-delle-spiegazioni-del-consiglio-federale-dal-1978.html.
July 10, 2005

Luxembourg: European Constitution

Choice Votes Percent Yes 109,494 56.52% No 84,221 43.48% Valid votes 193,715 97.05% Invalid or blank votes 5,894 2.95% Total votes 199,609 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 220,717 90.44% Question: Are you in favour of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, signed in Rome on 29 October 2004? Question (French): Êtes-vous en faveur du Traité établissant une Constitution pour l’Europe, signé à Rome, le 29 octobre 2004 ? Question (Luxembourgish): Sidd Dir fir den Traité iwwert eng Konstitutioun fir Europa, ënnerschriwwen zu Roum, den 29. Oktober 2004? Question (German): Sind Sie für den Vertrag über eine Verfassung für Europa, unterzeichnet in Rom, am 29. Oktober 2004? Source: Question (French, Luxembourgish, German): http://www.verfassung-fir-europa.lu/fr/referendum/index.html.
June 5, 2005

Switzerland: Schengen and Dublin

Choice Votes Percent For 1,477,260 54.6% Against 1,227,042 45.4% Invalid votes 15,710 – Blank votes 25,255 – Total votes 2,745,267 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,836,712 56.8% Question: Do you accept the Federal Decree of 17 December 2004 approving and implementing bilateral association agreements with the Schengen Area and the Dublin Area? Question (German): Wollen Sie den Bundesbeschluss vom 17. Dezember 2004 über die Genehmigung und die Umsetzung der bilateralen Abkommen zwischen der Schweiz und der EU über die Assoziierung an Schengen und an Dublin annehmen? Question (French): Acceptez-vous l’arrêté fédéral du 17 décembre 2004 portant approbation et mise en œuvre des accords bilatéraux d’association à l’Espace Schengen et à l’Espace Dublin? Question (Italian): Volete accettare il decreto federale del 17 dicembre 2004 che approva e traspone nel diritto svizzero gli accordi bilaterali con l’UE per l’associazione della Svizzera alla normativa di Schengen e Dublino? Source: Question (German): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/de/home/dokumentation/abstimmungsbuechlein.html; question (French): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/fr/home/documentation/compilation-explications-Conseil%20fédéral-depuis-1978.html; question (Italian): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/it/home/documentazione/raccolta-delle-spiegazioni-del-consiglio-federale-dal-1978.html.
June 1, 2005

Netherlands: European Constitution

Choice Votes Percent Against 4,705,685 61.5% For 2,940,730 38.5% Valid votes 7,646,415 99.24% Invalid or blank votes 58,781 0.76% Total votes 7,705,196 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 12,172,740 63.3% Question: Are you for or against approval by the Netherlands of the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe? Question (Dutch): Bent u voor of tegen instemming door Nederland met het Verdrag tot vaststelling van een grondwet voor Europa?
May 29, 2005

France: European Constitution

METROPOLITAN FRANCE Choice Votes Percent No 15,449,508 54.67% Yes 12,808,270 45.33% Valid votes 28,257,778 97.48% Invalid or blank votes 730,522 2.52% Total votes 28,988,300 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 41,789,202 69.37% Question: Do you approve the bill authorising the ratification of the treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe? Question (French): Approuvez-vous le projet de loi qui autorise la ratification du traité établissant une Constitution pour l’Europe?
February 20, 2005

Spain: European Constitution

Choice Votes Percent For 11,057,563 81.8% Against 2,453,002 18.2% Invalid votes 124,523 – Blank votes 856,664 – Total votes 14,491,852 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 34,692,491 41.8% Question: Do you approve the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe? Question (Spanish): ¿Aprueba usted el Tratado por el que se establece una Constitución para Europa?
April 24, 2004

Cyprus: United Nations proposal (Annan Plan) to reunite the island of Cyprus

Greek Cypriots Turkish Cypriots Total voters Votes % Votes % Votes % Against 313,704 75.83 41,973 35.09 355,677 66.70 For 99,976 24.17 77,646 64.91 177,622 33.30 Invalid and blank votes 14,907 3.48 5,344 4.28 20,251 3.66 Total 428,587 100 124,963 100 553,550 100 Registered voters & turnout 480,564 89.18 143,636 87.00 624,200 88.68 Question: Do you approve the Foundation Agreement with all its Annexes, as well as the constitution of the Greek Cypriot/Turkish Cypriot State and the provisions as to the laws to be in force, to bring into being a new state of affairs in which Cyprus joins the European Union united? Source: Question (English): http://www.polres.gr/en/sites/default/files/PSA2007.pdf.
September 20, 2003

Latvia: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 676,700 67.49% Against 325,980 32.51% Invalid or blank votes 7,787 – Total votes 1,010,467 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 1,414,133 71.45% Question: Do you support the membership of Latvia in the European Union? Question (Latvian): Vai jūs esat par Latvijas dalību Eiropas Savienībā?
September 14, 2003

Estonia: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 369,657 66.83% Against 183,454 33.17% Total valid votes 553,111 100.00% Invalid or blank votes 2,724 0.49% Total votes 555,835 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 867,714 64.06% Question: Are you in favour of the accession to the European Union and passage of the Act on Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia? Question (Estonian): Kas Teie olete Euroopa Liiduga ühinemise ja Eesti Vabariigi põhiseaduse täiendamise seaduse vastuvõtmise poolt? Source: Question (Estonian): http://www.vvk.ee/varasemad/?v=rh03.
September 14, 2003

Sweden: Joining the Euro

Choice Votes Percent No 3,265,341 55.9% Yes 2,453,899 42.0% Blank votes 121,073 2.1% Valid votes 5,840,313 – Invalid votes 3,475 – Total votes 5,843,788 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 7,077,502 82.6% Question: Do you think that Sweden should introduce the euro as currency? Question (Swedish): Anser du att Sverige skall införa euron som valuta?
June 13, 2003

Czech Republic: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 3,446,758 77.3% Against 1,010,448 22.7% Invalid or blank votes 100,754 2.21% Total votes 4,560,399 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 8,259,525 55.21% Question: Do you agree with the Czech Republic becoming a member state of the European Union according to the EU-Czech Republic Treaty of Accession? Question (Czech): Souhlasíte s tím, aby se Česká republika stala podle smlouvy o přistoupení České republiky k Evropské unii členským státem Evropské unie? Source: Question (English): http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/15031/1/15031.pdf; question (Czech): https://cvvm.soc.cas.cz/media/com_form2content/documents/c3/a443/f28/100021s_Horakova-clenstvi%20v%20EU.pdf.
June 7, 2003

Poland: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent Yes 13,514,872 77.6%* No 3,935,655 22.6% Total valid votes 17,450,527 99.3% Invalid or blank votes 126,187 0.7% Total votes 17,576,714 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 29,864,969 58.85% Question: Do you approve of the Republic of Poland’s accession to the European Union? Question (Polish): Czy wyraża Pan/Pani zgodę na przystąpienie Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej do Unii Europejskiej? Source: Question (Polish): http://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/8102332. Note: * This figure is given in the source; calculations suggest 77.45%.
May 16, 2003

Slovakia: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 2,012,870 93.7% Against 135,031 6.3% Invalid or blank votes 27,488 – Total votes 2,175,389 100.0% Registered voters and turnout 4,174,097 52.1% Question: Do you agree with the entry of Slovakia to the European Union? Question (Slovak): Súhlasíte s tým, aby sa Slovenská republika stala členským štátom Európskej únie? Source: Question (Slovak): http://www.europskaunia.sk/slovensko_a_eu_vztahy.
May 10, 2003

Lithuania: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 1,504,264 91.1% Against 147,257 8.9% Invalid/blank votes 20,526 – Total votes 1,672,317* 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 2,638,886 63.5% Proposal: I am for Lithuania’s membership of the European Union. Proposal (Lithuanian): Pritariu Lietuvos Respublikos narystei Europos Sąjungoje. Source: Question (Lithuanian): https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.206042. Note: * The source gives this figure for Total Votes; it is 270 more than the sum of ‘For’, ‘Against’ and ‘Invalid/blank’.
April 12, 2003

Hungary: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 3,056,027 83.8% Against 592,690 16.2% Invalid or blank votes 17,998 – Total votes 3,666,715 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 8,042,272 45.6% Question: Do you agree that the Republic of Hungary should become a member of the European Union? Question (Hungarian): Egyetért-e azzal, hogy a Magyar Köztársaság az Európai Unió tagjává váljon?
March 23, 2003

Slovenia: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 864,542 89.61% Against 100,229 10.39% Invalid or blank votes 4,806 Total votes 969,577 100.00% Registered voters and turnout not available 60.23% Question: Do you agree to the proposal that the Republic of Slovenia should become a member of the European Union? Question (Slovenian): Ali se strinjate, da Republika Slovenija postane članica Evropske unije (EU)? Source: Question (Slovenian): http://www.dvk-rs.si/files/files/porocilo-o-referendumu-EU.pdf.
March 8, 2003

Malta: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 143,094 53.6% Against 123,628 46.4% Valid votes % Invalid or blank votes 3,911 % Total votes 270,633 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 297,881 90.9% Question: Do you agree that Malta should become a member of the European Union in the enlargement that is to take place on 1 May 2004? Question (Maltese): Taqbel li Malta ssir membru ta’ l-Unjoni Ewropea fit-tkabbir li se jsir fl-1 ta’ Mejju, 2004? Source: Question (Maltese): https://electoral.gov.mt//media/default/documents/referendum_2003_official_result_govt_gazette.pdf.
October 19, 2002

Ireland: Approval of Nice Treaty (repeat) (Twenty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 906,317 62.89% No 534,887 37.11% Valid votes 1,441,204 99.63% Invalid or blank votes 5,384 0.37% Total votes 1,446,588 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 2,923,918 49.47% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The full question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
June 7, 2001

Ireland: Approval of Nice Treaty (Twenty-Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent No 529,478 53.87% Yes 453,461 46.13% Valid votes 982,939 98.51% Invalid or blank votes 14,887 1.49% Total votes 997,826 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 2,867,960 34.79% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
September 28, 2000

Denmark: Joining the Euro

Choice Votes Percent Against 1,842,814 53.2% For 1,620,353 46.8% Invalid or blank votes 34,635 % Total votes 3,436,940 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,974,672 86.5% Proposal: There is a vote on the proposal passed by the Folketing on Denmark’s participation in the single currency Proposal (Danish): Der stemmes om det af Folketinget vedtagne forslag til lov om Danmarks deltagelse i den fælles valuta. Source: Proposal (Danish): correspondence (email) with EU-Oplysningen, Folketinget, Copenhagen. Note: This wording appeared on the actual ballot paper.
May 21, 2000

Switzerland: Bilateral Agreements with EU

Choice Votes Percent For 1,497,093 67.2% Against 730,980 32.8% Invalid votes 8,894 – Blank votes 16,317 – Total votes 2,253,284 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,664,482 48.3% Question: Do you want to accept the decree approving the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU? Question (German): Wollen Sie den Genehmigungsbeschluss zu den bilateralen Abkommen Schweiz – EU annehmen? Question (French): Acceptez-vous l’arrêté fédéral portant approbation des Accords bilatéraux Suisse – UE? Question (Italian): Volete accettare il decreto d’approvazione degli Accordi bilaterali Svizzera – UE? Source: Question (German): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/de/home/dokumentation/abstimmungsbuechlein.html; question (French): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/fr/home/documentation/compilation-explications-Conseil%20fédéral-depuis-1978.html; question (Italian): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/it/home/documentazione/raccolta-delle-spiegazioni-del-consiglio-federale-dal-1978.html.
May 28, 1998

Denmark: Approval of Amsterdam Treaty

Choice Votes Percent For 1,647,692 55.1% Against 1,342,595 44.9% Invalid or blank votes 56,494 % Total votes 3,046,781 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,996,333 76.2% Proposal: There is a vote on the proposal passed by the Folketing for a law amending the Act on the Accession of Denmark to the European Communities (Denmark’s ratification of the Amsterdam Treaty amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related acts). Proposal (Danish): Der stemmes om det af Folketinget vedtagne forslag til lov om ændring af lov om Danmarks tiltrædelse af De Europæiske Fællesskaber (Danmarks ratifikation af Amsterdam-Traktaten om ændring af Traktaten om Den Europæiske Union, Traktaterne om oprettelse af De Europæiske Fællesskaber og visse tilknyttede akter). Source: Proposal (Danish): correspondence (email) with EU-Oplysningen, Folketinget, Copenhagen. Note: This wording appeared on the actual ballot paper.
May 22, 1998

Ireland: Approval of Amsterdam Treaty (Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 932,632 61.74% No 578,070 38.26% Valid votes 1,510,702 97.85% Invalid or blank votes 33,228 2.15% Total votes 1,543,930 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 2,747,088 56.20% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
June 8, 1997

Switzerland: Requiring Referendums to Start EU Negotiations

Choice Votes Percent Against 1,189,440 74.1% For 416,720 25.9% Invalid votes 4,987 – Blank votes 24,417 – Total votes 1,635,564 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,614,662 35.4% Question: Do you want to accept the popular initiative ‘EU accession negotiations: the people decide!’? Question (German): Wollen Sie die Volksinitiative ‘EU-Betrittsverhandlungen vors Volk!’ annehmen? Question (French): Acceptez-vous l’initiative populaire “Négociations d’adhésion à l’UE: que le peuple décide!”? Question (Italian): Volete accettare l’iniziativa popolare “Negoziati d’adesione all’UE: decida il popolo!”? Source: Question (German): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/de/home/dokumentation/abstimmungsbuechlein.html; question (French): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/fr/home/documentation/compilation-explications-Conseil%20fédéral-depuis-1978.html; question (Italian): https://www.bk.admin.ch/bk/it/home/documentazione/raccolta-delle-spiegazioni-del-consiglio-federale-dal-1978.html.
November 27, 1994

Norway: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent No 1,516,803 52.2% Yes 1,389,997 47.8% Valid votes 2,906,750 99.9% Invalid or blank votes 3,571 0.1% Total votes 2,910,321 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,266,064 89.0% Question: Should Norway become a member of the EU (European Union)? Question (Norwegian): Bør Norge bli medlem i EU (Den europeiske union)? Source: Question (Norwegian, English): http://www.ssb.no/a/histstat/nos/nos_c235.pdf.
November 13, 1994

Sweden: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent Yes 2,833,721 52.3% No 2,539,132 46.8% Blank votes 48,937 0.9% Invalid votes 2,697 – Total votes 5,424,487 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 6,510,055 83.3% Question: The Riksdag has decided that a referendum on Swedish membership in the European Union (EU) will be held. The vote applies if Sweden is to become a member of the EU under the agreement negotiated between Sweden and the EU Member States. Do you think Sweden should become a member of the EU in accordance with the agreement between Sweden and the EU Member States? Question (Swedish): Riksdagen har beslutat att det ska hållas en folkomröstning om svenskt medlemskap i Europeiska unionen (EU). Omröstningen gäller om Sverige skall bli medlem i EU enligt det avtal som förhandlats fram mellan Sverige och EU:s medlemsstater. Anser du att Sverige bör bli medlem i EU i enlighet med avtalet mellan Sverige och EU:s medlemsstater?
October 16, 1994

Finland: European Union membership

Choice Votes Percent For 1,620,726 56.89% Against 1,228,261 43.11% Invalid or blank votes 12,854 – Total votes 2,861,841 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,042,607 70.79% Question: Should Finland join the European Union as a negotiated treaty (the Treaty of Accession)? Question (Finnish): Tulisiko Suomen liittyä Euroopan unionin jäseneksi neuvotellun sopimuksen (liittymissopimuksen) mukaisesti?
June 12, 1994

Austria: European Union membership

Question: Shall the National Council’s decision [of 5 May 1994] on the Constitutional Law concerning the Accession of Austria to the European Union be enacted as law? Question (German): Soll der Gesetzesbeschluß des Nationalrates vom 5. Mai 1994 über das Bundesverfassungsgesetz über den Beitritt Österreichs zur Europäischen Union Gesetzeskraft erlangen? Choice Votes Percent Yes 3,145,981 66.66% No 1,578,850 33.34% Valid votes 4,724,831 99.1% Invalid or blank votes 43,570 0.9% Total votes 4,724,831 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 5,790,578 82.3% Source: Question (German): http://www.bmi.gv.at/410/Ergebnisse_bisheriger_Volksabstimmungen.aspx.
May 18, 1993

Denmark: Approval of Maastricht Treaty (repeat)

Choice Votes Percent For 1,930,391 56.7% Against 1,471,914 43.3% Invalid or blank votes 34,635 – Total votes 3,436,940 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,974,672 86.5% Proposal: There is a vote on the proposal for a law passed by the Folketing on the Danish Act on Denmark’s Accession to the Edinburgh Decree and the Maastricht Treaty. Proposal (Danish): Der stemmes om det af Folketinget vedtagne forslag til lov om Danmarks tiltrædelse af Edinburgh-Afgørelsen og Maastricht-Traktaten. Source: Proposal (Danish): correspondence (email) with EU-Oplysningen, Folketinget, Copenhagen. Note: This wording appeared on the actual ballot paper.
December 6, 1992

Switzerland: EEA Agreement

Choice Votes Percent Against 1,786,708 50.3% For 1,762,872 49.7% Invalid votes 7,027 – Blank votes 23,487 – Total votes 3,580,094 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 4,546,571 78.7% Question to follow.
September 20, 1992

France: Maastricht Treaty

METROPOLITAN FRANCE Choice Votes Percent For 12,957,324 50.8% Against 12,542,635 49.2% Invalid or blank votes 880,783 – Total votes 29,380,742 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 37,087,104 71.1% METROPOLITAN AND OVERSEAS FRANCE Choice Votes Percent For 13,162,992 51.0% Against 12,623,582 49.0% Invalid or blank votes 909,377 – Total votes 26,695,951 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 38,305,534 69.7% Question: Do you agree with the draft law submitted to the French people by the President of the Republic authorising the ratification of the Treaty on the European Union? Question (French): Approuvez-vous le projet de loi soumis au peuple français par le Président de la République autorisant la ratification du traité sur l’Union européenne?
June 18, 1992

Ireland: Approval of Maastricht Treaty (Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 1,001,076 69.05% No 448,655 30.95% Valid votes 1,449,731 99.49% Invalid or blank votes 7,488 0.51% Total votes 1,457,219 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 2,542,840 57.31% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
June 2, 1992

Denmark: Approval of Maastricht Treaty

Choice Votes Percent Against 1,653,289 50.7% For 1,606,442 49.3% Invalid or blank votes 30,879 – Total votes 3,290,610 100.00% Registered voters and turnout – – Proposal: There is a vote on the proposal passed by the Folketing to amend the Act on Denmark’s accession to the European Communities, etc. (Denmark’s accession to the Treaty on European Union). Proposal (Danish): Der stemmes om det af Folketinget vedtagne forslag til lov om ændring af lov om Danmarks tiltrædelse af De Europæiske Fællesskaber m.v. (Danmarks tiltrædelse af traktaten om Den Europæiske Union). Source: Proposal (Danish): correspondence (email) with EU-Oplysningen, Folketinget, Copenhagen. Note: This wording appeared on the actual ballot paper.
June 18, 1989

Italy: Approval (advisory) of Maastricht Treaty

Choice Votes Percent For 29,189,777 88.1% Against 3,954,998 11.9% Invalid or blank votes 4,364,611 – Total votes 37,509,415 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 46,323,415 81.0% Question: Do you think that the European Communities should be transformed into an effective Union, with a government accountable to Parliament, entrusting the European Parliament with a mandate to draw up a draft European Constitution to be submitted directly to the ratification of the competent bodies of the Member States of the Communities? Question (Italian): Ritenete voi che si debba procedere alla trasformazione delle Comunità europee in una effettiva Unione, dotata di un Governo responsabile di fronte al Parlamento, affidando allo stesso Parlamento europeo il mandato di redigere un progetto di Constituzione europea da sottoporre direttamenta alla ratifica degli organi competenti degli Stati membri della Comunità?
May 26, 1987

Ireland: Approval of Single European Act (Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 755,423 69.92% No 324,977 30.08% Valid votes 1,080,400 99.55% Invalid or blank votes 4,904 0.45% Total votes 903,439 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 2,461,790 44.09% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
February 27, 1986

Denmark: Approval of Single European Act

Choice Votes Percent For 1,629,786 56.2% Against 1,268,483 43.8% Invalid or blank votes 29,383 – Total votes 2,927,652 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,883,429 75.4% Proposal: There is a vote, Yes or No, on the following question: Should Denmark join the Community Package (Single European Act)? Proposal (Danish): Der stemmes ‘Ja’ eller ‘Nej’ til følgende spørgsmål: Skal Danmark tiltræde EF-pakken (Europæisk Fælles Akt)? Source: Proposal (Danish): correspondence (email) with EU-Oplysningen, Folketinget, Copenhagen. Note: This wording appeared on the actual ballot paper.
January 1, 1975

United Kingdom: Continued European Economic Community membership

Choice Votes Percent Yes 17,378,581 67.23% No 8,470,073 32.77% Valid votes 25,848,654 99.78% Invalid or blank votes 54,540 0.22% Total votes 25,903,194 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 40,086,677 64.67% Question: Do you think that the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (the Common Market)?
December 7, 1972

Ireland: Revoking the special status of the Catholic Church (Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 721,003 84.38% No 133,430 15.62% Valid votes 854,433 94.54% Invalid or blank votes 49,326 5.46% Total votes 903,759 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 1,783,604 50.67% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 44 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution
December 7, 1972

Ireland: Reduction of voting age (Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 724,836 84.64% No 131,514 15.36% Valid votes 856,350 94.79% Invalid or blank votes 47,089 5.21% Total votes 903,439 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 1,783,604 50.65% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed the reduction of the voting age from 21 years to 18 years. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
December 3, 1972

Switzerland: Free trade with European Economic Communities

Choice Votes Percent For 1,344,994 72.5% Against 509,465 27.5% Invalid votes 3,569 – Blank votes 62,125 – Total votes 1,920,153 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 3,628,891 52.9% Question to follow.
October 2, 1972

Denmark: European Communities membership

Choice Votes Percent For 1,958,043 63.3% Against 1,135,755 36.7% Invalid or blank votes 19,323  – Total votes 3,113,121 100.0% Registered voters and turnout 3,453,763 90.1% Proposal: There is a vote on the proposal passed by the Folketing for the Act on the Accession of Denmark to the European Communities. Proposal (Danish): Der stemmes om det af folketinget vedtagne forslag til lov om Danmarks tiltrædelse af De europæisk Fællesskaber. Source: Proposal (Danish): correspondence (email) with EU-Oplysningen, Folketinget, Copenhagen. Note: This wording appeared on the actual ballot paper.
September 25, 1972

Norway: European Economic Community membership

Choice Votes Percent No 1,118,281 53.5% Yes 971,687 46.5% Valid votes 2,089,968 99.7% Invalid or blank votes 6,388 0.3% Total votes 2,096,356 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 2,680,907 79% Question: Should Norway become a member of the European Community? Question (Norwegian): Bør Norge bli medlem av De Europeiske Fellesskap? Source: Question (Norwegian): http://www.ssb.no/a/histstat/nos/nos_a522.pdf.
May 10, 1972

Ireland: Approval of European Economic Community membership (Third Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice Votes Percent Yes 1,041,890 83.09% No 211,891 16.91% Valid votes 1,253,781 99.17% Invalid or blank votes 10,497 0.83% Total votes 1,264,278 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 1,783,604 70.88% Proposal: The ballot formally proposed approval to amend Article 29 of the Irish Constitution. Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf. Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.
April 23, 1972

France: European Economic Community enlargement

METROPOLITAN FRANCE Choice Votes Percent For 10,502,756 67.7% Against 5,008,469 32.3% Invalid or blank votes 2,070,615 – Total votes 17,581,840 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 29,071,070 – METROPOLITAN AND OVERSEAS FRANCE Choice Votes Percent For 10,847,554 68.3% Against 5,030,934 31.7% Invalid or blank votes 2,086,119 – Total votes 17,964,607 100.00% Registered voters and turnout 29,820,464 – Question: Do you agree with the new opportunities opening up in Europe, the draft law submitted to the French people by the President of the Republic, and authorising the ratification of the Treaty concerning the accession of United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland and Norway to the European Communities? Question (French): Approuvez-vous, dans les perspectives nouvelles qui s’ouvrent à l’Europe, le projet de loi soumis au peuple français par le président de la République, et autorisant la ratification du traité relatif à l’adhésion de la Grande-Bretagne, du Danemark, de l’Irlande et de la Norvège aux Communautés européennes?